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New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

Fri, 2018-12-07 15:44
NASA's new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind.

U.S. backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

Fri, 2018-12-07 09:16
Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches are establishing a presence at the UN climate talks to show that many Americans remain committed to curbing global warming.

Nobel prize winner: no progress from Trump on carbon taxing

Fri, 2018-12-07 09:06
A winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates carbon taxes as the best way to address greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to back his view.

Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:07
Winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field.

China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon's far side

Fri, 2018-12-07 01:26
China is preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S.

Hot, low-oxygen water blamed for ancient mass extinction

Thu, 2018-12-06 14:26
Scientists think they've figured out the falling dominoes that led to Earth's largest mass extinction and worry that human-caused climate change puts the planet on a vaguely similar path.

What emerging researchers need to know to apply for a new $275-million funding pot

Thu, 2018-12-06 14:19
The federal government has launched a new $275-million pot of funding for “high-risk” scientific research.

CN Rail developing method for shipping oil in 'puck' form

Thu, 2018-12-06 11:54
CN Rail is developing a product that essentially transforms crude oil into a solid product, which they say would be safer for the environment and more cost friendly compared to traditional oil shipping by train.

SoftBank cell functions down for several hours in Japan

Thu, 2018-12-06 05:15
Some users of SoftBank cellphones had problems calling and text messaging for several hours in Japan on Thursday ahead of the company's IPO which is set to be among the world's biggest at about $21 billion.

Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green

Thu, 2018-12-06 04:57
European and U.S. tech companies are pitching futuristic sails to help cargo ships harness the free and endless supply of wind power. While they sometimes don't even look like sails, they are a cheap and reliable way to reduce CO2 emissions for an industry that depends on fossil fuels.

New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

Wed, 2018-12-05 22:33
A new study says a rare fire tornado that raged during the deadly fire this summer in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere.

Einstein's 'God letter' fetches $2.9M at auction

Wed, 2018-12-05 18:26
A 1954 letter written by Albert Einstein and known as the "God letter" because he discussed his thoughts about God and religion has fetched close to $2.9 million at an auction in New York.

Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Wed, 2018-12-05 13:52
Christmas turkey is rocketing toward the International Space Station, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake.

Intel develops AI-powered wheelchair controlled by facial movements

Wed, 2018-12-05 13:22
On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday, Intel revealed the Wheelie 7 kit, technology that allows motorized wheelchairs to be driven with facial expressions.

Rudy Giuliani's Twitter typo leads to anti-Trump prank

Wed, 2018-12-05 12:48
A typographical error in a tweet written by one of U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers has linked to an anti-Trump prank.

Facebook emails show how it sought to leverage user data

Wed, 2018-12-05 12:35
A U.K. Parliament committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of cutting special deals with some advertisers to give them more access to data as it released 250 pages worth of documents on the tech giant's internal discussions about the value of users' personal information.

'The future is bright': Calgary chemist develops carbon-converting tech

Wed, 2018-12-05 10:43
A University of Calgary chemist has won an award for developing a technology that converts unwanted carbon dioxide emissions into useful energy.

Termites built millions of dirt mounds in Brazil

Wed, 2018-12-05 08:43
An area of Brazil about the size of Great Britain contains more than 200 million mounds built by termites, some of which date back nearly 4,000 years.

Retired biologist says southern Manitoba moose in decline, wants hunting ban

Tue, 2018-12-04 21:29
A retired Manitoba wildlife biologist is calling for a ban on moose hunting in the southern half of the province.

Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones

Tue, 2018-12-04 20:40
Cuba says its citizens will be offered full internet access on mobile phones beginning Thursday, becoming one of the last nations to do so.